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Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum Boasts Four Upcoming Events and One Ongoing Exhibit – Boca Raton’s Most Trusted Source For Information

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(Boca Raton, Florida – February 7, 2022) The Story of Schmidt Boca Raton Museum (SBRHM) has four upcoming special events—three Discussions in town hall and the first of this season Tea time at the town hall– plus an exciting exhibit in its newly renovated space in the historic City Hall at 71 N. Federal Highway (33432). For more information, please visit www.BocaHistory.org, or call 561.395.6766, ext. 100.

Wednesday March 2, at 6 p.m.

Discussion at the town hall

Resilient Florida:

Archeology and adaptation to the beach

Presented by Sara Ayers-Rigsby, director

Florida Public Archaeological Network, Southeast/Southwest Region

Ms. Ayers-Rigsby specializes in cultural resource management and historic preservation. Prior to her current position, she spent 10 years working as an archaeologist across the United States, with a regional focus on Southeast and Mid-Atlantic archaeology. She will share information about the lifestyles of the pre-Columbian people who once inhabited South Florida.

To note: Generously sponsored by Alina Schwartzrealtor at One Sotheby’s International Realty in Boca Raton, this Discussion at the town hall begins at 6 p.m. with registration and refreshments, with the conference beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday March 23, at 6 p.m.

Discussion at the town hall

A tale of two cities:
Boca Raton and Delray Beach

A conversation between Boca Magazine

Marie Speed ​​and Randy Schultz

+ Mary Speed is the group publisher of all JES publications, including Boca, Delray Beach, Worth Avenue, Mizner’s Dream, and the annual publication of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

+Randy Schultz is the city ​​watch columnist for Boca Magazine and BocaMag.com. An award-winning South Florida journalist since 1974, he has worked at both the Miami Herald and Palm Beach Postwhere he served as editor and editorial page editor.

To note: Generously sponsored by Alina Schwartzrealtor at One Sotheby’s International Realty in Boca Raton, this Discussion at the town hall begins at 6 p.m. with registration and refreshments, with the conference beginning at 6:30 p.m.

(Postponed from January 20)

Wednesday 13 April, at 2 p.m.

Tea time at the town hall

Sally Ling, Florida History Detective

Dubbed “Florida’s History Detective,” Ms. Ling has written and published 15 books, both fiction and non-fiction. She specializes in obscure, unusual, or little-known stories of Florida history and mysteries with a Florida connection. Ling has appeared in three feature-length television documentaries Gangsters on National Geographic Channel, and for WLRN Miami both The secret weapon that won WWII and Prohibition and Connection to South Florida, for which she also served as an associate producer. Ling will talk about her books, including her latest foray into “cozy mysteries,” and bring beautiful handmade quilts for sale. (FYI: the heroine of one of her mystery series owns a fabric store in Boca Raton.)

Wednesday 20 April, at 6 p.m.

Discussion at the town hall

Boca Raton anthrax attack, October 2001

Presented by Fire Chief (Retired) Thomas R. Wood

Boca Raton Fire Department

Chief Wood served with the City of Boca Raton Fire Services Department for 47 years, starting as a firefighter in 1974 and working his way up, serving as the city’s fire marshal from 1988 to 1996, and finally being appointed City’s sixth career fire. Chief in 2006. Chief Wood will discuss the terrifying events when the America Media Inc. building in Boca Raton, home of The National Investigatorwas one of many sites to receive anthrax-laden letters in the mail in 2001.

To note: Generously sponsored by Alina Schwartzrealtor at One Sotheby’s International Realty in Boca Raton, this Discussion at the town hall begins at 6 p.m. with registration and refreshments, with the conference beginning at 6:30 p.m.

(Postponed from January 5)

Admission to these four events at the Schmidt Boca Raton Museum of History is FREE for members of the Boca Raton Historical Society and $10 for non-members. (Annual membership is only $60 per person or $85 per family.) To RSVP or to become a BRHS member, please email [email protected] or call 561.395.6766 ext. 100.

Current exhibition

FIRST RESPONDERS

The current exhibit at SBRHM celebrates a century of local heroes from Town Marshal Charlie Raulerson in 1926; to Betty Taylor, the first woman to work for the Boca Raton Police Department and its first dispatcher in the 1950s; to those brave officers who faced the vicious anthrax attack in 2001. It guides visitors through the history of the local fire department, police department, EMS and dispatchers, revealing how each department has grown and shrunk relative to the surrounding community.

the FIRST RESPONDERS exhibition is sponsored in part by State of Florida, Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts and Culture Council.

About the Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum:

The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum is the headquarters of the Boca Raton Historical Society, whose mission is to collect, preserve, and present information and artifacts relevant to the past and evolving history of Boca Raton and to maintain a role visible in education and advocacy for historic preservation in the community. Now open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the

The museum is located in the historic City Hall at 71 N. Federal Highway (33432). For more information, please call 561.395.6766 or visit www.BocaHistory.org.

Available for interview:

Mary Csar, Executive Director

Schmidt Boca Raton Historical Museum

561.395.6766 / [email protected]

Media Contact:

Gary Schweikhart, PR-BS

561.756.4298 / [email protected]